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The One Where I Ate Birthday Cake {Week 4}

In the fourth week of bootcamp, I turned 45. And there was birthday cake. And I enjoyed every bite I had AND I tracked it. That is a win, folks.




It was a busy week – birthday, Best Damn Race, baby shower, wedding, a massage on Sunday, and all my usual day-to-day stuff. I started the week with a great weigh-in and continued to push myself at bootcamp. I can feel my upper body getting stronger, especially when doing push-ups. And I am loving the leg press on non-bootcamp days. 

Bootcamp is hard and every class is different. Our trainer, Greg, does a great job of changing it up each time. He motivates and pushes each one of us, all while knowing that we are at different fitness levels. I enjoy every minute of class, even though I might swear at him when he is not quick on the stop watch and our time for each circuit. This is the first time I have ever done a bootcamp style class in my life and now I wish I had done one years ago.


Thanks for the fabulous tank top for my birthday, honey!


I ran Best Damn Race on Saturday – Corinna, Angie, and I ran the 5K. As is typical when we run together, we don’t run for time because we are chatting and laughing up a storm. But I could feel a difference in my running – my legs felt stronger and my breathing felt easier. Bootcamp is doing it’s job at conditioning me. At some point this year, I *WILL* set a new PR for a 5K.





Challenge Week 3

Start of week Weigh-In – 182.00  (9.0 pounds lost)




Monday – 15 minute walk on treadmill, bootcamp  (full body), plank

Tuesday – REST

Wednesday – 20 minute walk on treadmill, bootcamp (full body), plank

Thursday – 15 minute run on treadmill, upper body circuit, ran up and down stairs 10 times each, wall sits, plank

Friday – REST

Saturday – Ran Best Damn Race 5K (and had a whopping 19,395 steps that day between the race, a baby shower, and a wedding)

Sunday – 15 minute run on treadmill, leg circuit (leg press, quads, hamstrings), ran up and down gym stairs 10 times each, wall sits, plank



This week was a little challenging with food because of birthday cake AND attending a baby shower AND a wedding. I am still tracking my food every day and stayed within my calories three out of seven days. The harder we work out, the hungrier I am. I am doing my best to eat more protein-filled meals instead of snacking but it is a challenge with the calories. I will find the balance as I go along. 



12 Week Challenge Goal – 171

End of 2017 Goal – 145


  1. I’m amazed you stayed on track for 3 days with so many events going on in one week. Thanks for sharing your journey!
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  2. Nothing wrong with having cake just don’t have all the cake
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  3. Thanks for sharing your journey. I am always so inspired by your persistence and consistency. I am working on being a fitchick this year too.
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  4. Ali

    Love this!! Bootcamps are really great, and I’m not just saying that because I teach one! 😉 keep up the great work!!

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